Skin flooding, the new trend on TikTok, has been taking the beauty world by storm. People all over the world are embracing this skin treatment and trying it out for themselves. But what is skin flooding? Is this really the best approach for perfect skin? In this article, we’re going to discuss just that – so let’s dive in!
So, what is skin flooding?
Skin flooding is a type of “flooding” technique that can be suitable for Singaporeans. Here, you use a combination of active ingredients which are designed to penetrate deep into the dermis layer of the skin, providing intense hydration and moisture.
The way that it works is simple: you apply an extra-strength moisturiser to dampened or dry skin, and then you leave it on for about 10 to 30 minutes. As the moisturiser soaks into the skin, it “floods” your pores with a high concentration of active ingredients, which can help to reduce irritation and redness while also providing intense hydration – perfect for our tropical climate!
But, how do I do it?
You'll have to start off with a gentle cleanser, so your skin is thoroughly cleansed but your natural oils are not stripped off. Another reason you do not want to layer your products on uncleaned skin is because you'll trap the build-up of sweat, oil and pollution in your skin - it will not absorb your skincare products properly!Instead of drying your face completely, keep your face slightly damp.
While your face is still damp, apply the first layer of serum. The order of your products play an important role as it defines how effectively your skin absorbs the product. Continue to layer your products from the thinnest to thickest in consistency - use water-based serums such as hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and glycerin, and avoid any products that contain alcohol.
The last step in your skin flooding routine is to apply moisturiser to seal in the products - ingredients include ceramides, tocopherol, and shea butter.
Of course, if you have combination skin, you might want to finish with a more mattifying product after you layered the serums. You definitely do not want to forget your sunscreen if you are skin flooding in the day!
Our skin loses a lot of moisture while we sleep, hence skin flooding at night can restore moisture to your skin, resulting in a more radiant and plump complexion in the morning.
For those with dry skin, it is recommended for you to do it once daily. However, for oily and combination skin, you can do it either once or twice daily.
Now that we know what skin flooding is, what are the benefits?
First off, skin flooding can provide intense hydration and moisture without stripping away natural oils in your skin. This means that you don’t have to worry about over-drying or irritating your skin – unlike other harsh treatments such as peels or exfoliation. Skin flooding also helps to improve texture and tone by helping to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and discoloration.
On the flip side, there are some potential risks associated with skin flooding as well.
As with any skincare treatment, you should always perform a patch test first to make sure that your skin doesn’t react badly to any of the active ingredients in the moisturiser. Additionally, if not done correctly or done too frequently, skin flooding can lead to breakouts due to clogged pores or overhydration. Lastly, it’s always important to consult with your dermatologist before trying something like this – just in case!
Overall, skin flooding is an exciting new trend on TikTok – and one that could have amazing benefits for your skin. However, it’s important to be aware of the potential risks, and to always consult with a dermatologist before trying this treatment at home. With that in mind, if you’re looking for an extra moisture boost – skin flooding just might be the right choice for your skin!
So, ready to dive into the sea of skin flooding? Go ahead and give it a try – you just might be surprised at the results! Just remember to take extra caution when trying something new, and always consult with a professional before starting any kind of skincare treatment.